Mashed Potatoes

Filipino Style Recipe: Mashed potatoes is a simple yet great side dish that is easy to prepare. The potatoes boiled then mashed until smooth. Added with butter, milk then seasoned with salt and pepper to improve flavor and consistency. This can be serve with gravy together with other dishes.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 40 minutes
Good for 5 servings

Ingredients:
1 kilo potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 cup fresh milk(depend of how creamy you want)
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a casserole, place potatoes then pour enough water with salt.
2. Simmer for 20 minutes or until done.(Potatoes is done when a fork inserted can poke easily.)
3. Drain water then put back in stove in a low heat.

Part 2
1. Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until smooth.
2. Add butter then mix until well blended.
3. Pour milk and continue mashing until reach the desire consistency.
4. Add parsley then season with salt and pepper then mix well. Serve with gravy.

Sizzling Porkchop in Mushroom Gravy

Filipino Style Recipe: sizzling porkchop in mushroom gravy is a delicious sizzling dish made of broiled pork chops and mushroom gravy. This is commonly served in hot sizzling plate together with mixed vegetables and steamed rice. I got this idea from one of the resto bar somewhere in Makati City. They served this kind of dish as main course or finger-food(pulutan) together with cold beer.

Ingredients:
4-6 pieces pork chops
1 cup soy sauce
6 pieces calamansi
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

Mushroom Gravy:
1/2 onion, diced
2 cups button mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons soy sauce or oyster sauce
2 tablespoons flour
3 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons butter

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Marinate pork chops in soy sauce, calamansi juice, salt and pepper for an hour.
2. In a pan, melt butter then broil pork chops for 5 minutes each side or until tender. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, melt butter then saute onions over medium heat.
2. Add mushrooms then stir cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add soy sauce and flour, stir constantly for a minute.
4. Add beef stock and simmer for 3 minutes or until the sauce becomes thick.
5. Add butter and cook for another minute. This will make the sauce shiny and more flavorful.

Part 3
1. Transfer the pork chops in hot sizzling plate then pour mushroom gravy sauce on top.
2. Serve immediately with mixed veggies and steamed rice.